Castoro Beaverstock Music Festival! One of the best in the area - Don't miss this one!
Take a listen to all the artists in the 2015 Beaverstock lineup:
What is Beaverstock?
In 1983 Niels and Bimmer Udsen founded Castoro Cellars winery and to this day own and operate the business along with their sons Luke and Max. In 2013, Beaverstock was born to celebrate 30 years in business and to give back to the community that has made the dream of Castoro a long-term reality. Longtime proponents of music and the arts, the Udsen family decided hosting a two-day music festival in the vineyard was the perfect way to celebrate and give back to the community. Proceeds from the 2013 festival benefitted MUST! Charitites, a local non-profit that works with under privaleged children in the community. Wine club members at Castoro Cellars also received two free tickets to a day of their choosing as a thank you for years of support.
Now two more years have gone by and Beaverstock is back with a continued focus on Music, Arts, and Community. This year's festival is benefiting TEF, the Templeton Education Foundation, which works directly with the Templeton School District that both Luke and Max attended. Like last year, wine club members will receive two free tickets to a day of their choosing along with a special reception at the event. Beaverstock is truly a one of a kind event on the Central Coast and our goal is for all who attend to leave with a sense of belonging, inspiration and community.
The 2015 Lineup - Saturday - Sept. 19
Dawes - Saturday Headliner
Over the course of their career, Los Angeles based, Dawes have defined themselves as a group known for mastering the art of true American music. Their first release in 2009 led them to open for Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne and John Fogerty with a late night appearance on David Letterman. The band tours heavily and can be found on the bill at most major festivals around the country including Outside Lands, Bonaroo, Lollapalooza, Coachella, SXSW and more. (Click HERE to watch Dawes perform on Letterman with John Fogerty.)
Dawes is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, composed of brothers Taylor (guitars and vocals) and Griffin Goldsmith (drums), along with Wylie Gelber (bass) and Tay Strathairn (keyboards). Dawes is part of the Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California sound, which often cites influences such as Crosby, Stills, and Nash and Neil Young, among others. At the invitation of producer Jonathan Wilson, the band joined a local informal jam session that included Conor Oberst, The Black Crowes's Chris Robinson (singer), and Benmont Tench. The band recorded their debut album, North Hills (Album), in Laurel Canyon in a live setting to analog tape, resulting in a sound that Rolling Stone magazine called "authentically vintage". Wilco multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone is also credited with appearing on the release. The band made their television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on April 14, 2010. The band took off the month of September to record their next album. Dawes released their second album, Nothing Is Wrong (Album), on June 7, 2011 and toured the US co-headlining with Blitzen Trapper.
The California Honeydrops
The California Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. Drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their live shows. They’ve taken the party all over the world: on their nine European tours, to featured slots at such premiere festivals as Monterey Jazz, High Sierra, and Outside Lands, and performances in 2013 supporting B.B. King, Dr. John, Buddy Guy, and Allen Toussaint. Whether in those high-profile performances or in more intimate venues where the band itself can leave the stage and get down on the dance floor, the California Honeydrops’ shared vision and purpose remain: to make the audience dance and sing. www.cahoneydrops.com/
Dubbed the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band by promoters, journalists and fans, SambaDá musically unites the Americas. Based in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, SambaDá also references salsa and cumbia, and blends them playfully with funk and reggae beats. Brazilian natives Papiba Godinho and Dandha da Hora bring profound knowledge and respect for Brazilian music, and together with the entire band, they present a unique musical sound with a universal appeal.
SambaDá was formed in 1998 in Santa Cruz, California, by capoeira master Papiba Godinho, saxophonist Anne Stafford, and drummer Gary Kehoe and has gone on to conquer clubs and festivals across the country with its explosive Carnival-like performances. The band is known for its high-energy percussion, danceable grooves and visually dynamic show. www.sambada.com
From the beautiful West Coast of Canada comes this extraordinary quintet, renowned among fans of all ages for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization.
Strings, bellows, keys, voices, skin and bows – these are the vehicles for the Bills’ unique sonic approach. With individual band members sporting world-class credentials in folk/roots, jazz, classical and world music, The Bills truly are a Canadian acoustic music supergroup. thebills.ca/
The Tipsy Gypsies
From inspirations of love and love Lost comes one of the most enjoyable groups out of the central coast of California, The Tipsy Gypsies, featuring the lovely Hilary Langdon on vocals, Guitar player Forrestt Williams, Violinist Allan Dick, drummer Darryl Vandruff, and Double Bassist Brian Lanzone. These are the best musicians the area has to offer, but the chemistry the Tipsy Gypsies has during their packed live performances is greater than the sum of its parts. http://thetipsygypsies.com/
The 2015 Lineup - Sunday, September 20
WAR - Sunday Headliner
“Low Rider,” “Cisco Kid,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” “The World is a Ghetto,” “Slippin’ into Darkness,” “Spill the Wine”
What do you get when you take Funk, Jazz, R&B and Rock & Roll and mix it all together? Well, you get one of the greatest bands of all time; WAR has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. Lonnie Jordan, original lead singer, keyboardist extraordinaire and musical director has always been the voice of WAR and is one of the most versatile and musically talented men of the twentieth century. His powerful voice presides over WAR’s political, historical and downright fun songbook. Whether listening to “Lowrider” on “Grand Theft Auto San Andreas” or on classic vinyl, WAR’s music is a timeless thread in the quilt of American pop culture.
WAR is not a band. WAR is a Movement!
La Santa Cecelia
La Santa Cecilia consists of accordionist and requintero Jose “Pepe” Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez, and lead vocalist La Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about love, loss and heartbreak. Their influences range from Miles Davis to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and Mercedes Sosa to Ramon Ayala. Their common love of music and openness to all genres led them to the concept of La Santa Cecilia in 2007 – named after the patron saint of musicians.
In 2013, the band released their major label debut Treinta Dias (30 Days), which featured a captivating collaboration with fan Elvis Costello on “Losing Game.” Now, just after their GRAMMYwin for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album, the band presents their new album Someday New. The album features seven new tracks, which include a heartfelt Spanglish rendition of The Beatles iconic “Strawberry Fields Forever”,plus the unforgettable new Mexican classic “Como Dios Manda”; as well as a fresh new radio-edit of their single “Monedita” and the full version of their moving, and militant “ICE – El Hielo.” http://lasantacecilia.com
Birds of Chicago
"This year's biggest roots surprise" says L.A. Times, is a collective built around husband and wife duo JT Nero (Chicago, IL) and Allison Russell (Montreal, QC). Since forming in 2012, they’ve toured internationally 10+ months of the year.
After a year of hard touring, and much buzzed about appearances at summer festivals (Strawberry, High Sierra, Kerrville, Hillside, Delfest, Vancouver Island among others) the band decided to record a live album in front of their hometown fans. The result "Live from Space," released January 2014, captures this rising band in absolute top form. By turns raw, raucous, whispered and hushed, it revealed the band's full dynamic range. Americana UK says, "'Live From SPACE’ leaves no genre unaccounted for, no touchstone unturned. A Cappella spiritual, soul, acoustic balladry, driving country rock - it’s all there. And that’s only the first four tracks." http://birdsofchicago.com/
The Brothers Comatose
Despite their name, the band is anything but Comatose. “It's just one, big, extended Morrison music party,” they say. Ben and Alex Morrison, guitar and banjo, and lead vocalists, front this rocking string band that has become a West coast headliner and national touring act in a mere four years. With stellar accompanists Phil Brezina on fiddle and Ryan Avellone on mandolin, their high energy, audience engaging shows have caught fire with fans from San Diego to Seattle to Salt Lake to Silk Hope, NC and beyond. In home turf Northern California they sell out shows in San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Petaluma and played the enormous Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, August, 2014. www.thebrotherscomatose.com/
The Mother Corn Shuckers
The Mother Corn Shuckers are an 8 piece acoustic Bluegrass/Americana band based out of the Central Coast of California. This ragged band of ‘surf-a-billies’ and ‘shuck-adours’ will surprise you with the fun lovin’ sound they call ‘beer-grass’. Their 6 part harmonies and foot stompin’ melodies can bring life to any event or venue. http://www.beergrass.com/